Food Labels

Reading a meat package label

Find background and support for nutrition education efforts related to food and nutrition labels, including labeling laws and regulations, the National Organic Program, inforamtion on trans fats and health claims, brochures, online tools and more...



Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


Make Your Calories Count mascot Learn to Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Control Calories

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


What's on a Food Label? (PDF | 257 KB)

Kansas State University. Kansas State Cooperative Extension.

Learn about many food labels and codes. 2006.


Figure Out Food Labels

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.


National Organic Program logo What Foods Can Be Labeled "Organic"?

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.


Are All Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols the Same? (PDF | 314 KB)

Institute of Medicine.

Read about current labeling systems and their strengths and limitations.


Girls Health character Fool Around With Food Labels to Get Enough Calicum

DHHS. Office on Woman's Health.

For kids. Learn how to read calcium content of food labels.


Read the "Story of the Laws Behind the Labels"

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Read about the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, the 1938 Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the 1962 Drug Amendments. 1981.